Arsenal recorded a rather laboured 2-0 win over relegation-threatened Hull on Saturday in the Premier League courtesy of a brace from Alexis Sanchez.
In truth, Arsenal struggled at times during the game but claimed the three points courtesy of the Chilean’s unwillingness to give.
Did not have the best of games
Sanchez did not have his best game for Arsenal. At times he looked like he was trying too hard to make something happen, as there was nothing much coming from the rest of his teammates going forward.
However, even though he did not have the greatest of games he still managed to score twice through sheer determination. His first goal was fortunate, as the ball rebounded off his hand into the goal, but he was in the right position to get the fortune.
Also, his second goal may have come from a penalty kick, but he played a big part in the move that lead to the goal, as it was his cross that was headed towards goal by Lucas Perez to win the penalty kick.
Sanchez has cut a frustrated figure at times during the last few months. This has only fuelled rumours that the Chilean will head for the Arsenal exit in the summer. At times he looks so frustrated by his teammate’s actions or lack of them.
He runs himself into the ground at times and expects the same from his teammates. Unfortunately not every Arsenal player has the fitness or stamina levels of the Chilean.
Despite looking frustrated, Sanchez keeps giving Arsenal everything he has. Even when he is arguably not at his best like on Saturday he still emerges from the game with a brace, having secured his team maximum points.
It is understandable that Sanchez is frustrated that the Gunners are not challenging for the Premier League title. His exit next summer cannot be completely ruled out.
Challenging for the Golden Boot
While he is at Arsenal the Chilean will give everything he has, as that is the sort of player he is. Sanchez’s brace against Hull meant that he has now scored 17 goals in the Premier League and is the league’s top scorer, one ahead of Romelu Lukaku, two ahead of Diego Costa and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
At the moment on an individual level the Chile international must be aiming for the Premier League Golden Boot this season, an award he is now odds of 4/1, even if the Gunners will not be winning the big prize in the top-flight.
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